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I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle.

Dover Lake Waterpark
(330) 655-7946
1150 W Highland Rd
Northfield, OH
 
Centerville Mills
(440) 543-8184
8558 Crackel Road
Chagrin Falls, NJ
 
Hidden Acres Campground
(800) 421-7116, (419) 853-4687
107 Township Road 810 Lot 40
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,200 Electric and Water,150 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,5 Pull-Thru Sites,150 Sideouts,10 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Marina,

Boy Scouts Camp Firelands
(440) 965-5703
13782 Gore Orphanage Rd
Wakeman, OH
 
Broken Paddle Campgrounds
(419) 334-2988
1873 S River Rd
Fremont, OH
 
Tamsin Park
(330) 650-0579
5000 Akron Cleveland Rd
Peninsula, OH
 
Willow Lake Park Inc.
(330) 225-6580
Brunswick, OH
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 20
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Whispering Willows Campground
(419) 649-2267
2370 N Napoleon Rd
Harrod, OH
 
Pin Oaks Acres Campgrounds
(330) 898-8559
4063 Eagle Creek Rd
Leavittsburg, OH
 
Big Sandy Koa
(419) 826-8784
4035 S Berkey Southern Rd
Swanton, OH
 
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Sitting around the Campfire

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February 16, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 2 Comments  

sitting by the fire

Baby Girl keeps C's lap warm as we start the campfire

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle. Also there’s the enjoyment of just chatting with family and friends with no gadgets to interrupt the conversation.

The most important thing about cooking over the campfire is having long enough forks, trust me your non-singed knuckle hair will thank you. We love s’mores, there’s just something about that gooey mess that tastes so good. We learned it’s better to do your cracker/chocolate setup before roasting your marshmallow, nothing worse then having your perfectly toasted marshmallow hit the dirt while you fiddle around breaking the graham cracker in half, there’s no 5 second rule for that. A word to the wise, if you’re thinking a marshmallow Peep is going to make a s’more taste even better, think again, you toast the Peep and the sugar coating reaches the temperature of molten lava. So while those sitting around the campfire might enjoy the laugh, you’ll have a burnt tongue for your efforts. Please don’t ask how I know, I just do. Also when your kids have a brilliant idea, let them try it out first!

eating a s'more

Little Man enjoying a s'more

I’m a pretty creative cook, so I know about 10 different ways to cook a hotdog, but the best way is over the campfire. We also like to do pigs in the blanket for a treat. Roast your hotdog over the fire and when it’s almost done, wrap the hotdog with a crescent roll. (be careful, it’s hot) then return to roasting the hotdog over the campfire till the crescent it toasted. Don’t try to cook the hotdog and the crescent at the same time, the crescent will be doughy and gross on the inside. Now if you want a more grown up taste try Johnsonville Brats, they are out of this world cooked over a campfire.

So while all this cooking is going on, there’s usually some good conversation shared as well. Whether it’s just our immediate family or we’re camping with extended family and friends there’s always jokes and laughter. We’ll talk about camping trips past, what the plans are for the following day, sometimes even a hope or a dream one of the kids have. A campfire seems to bring out the best of family camping.

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